Definition of hypospadias in English:


Line breaks: hypo|spa¦dias
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəʊˈspeɪdɪəs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A congenital condition in males in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis.
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    • The incidence of asthma is up, as is hypospadias - a congenital shortening of the urethra in males.
    • The foreskin on a penis with hypospadias is also abnormal.
    • In boys with hypospadias, the opening is on the under surface of penis and so the urine is directed down towards their feet.


early 19th century: from Greek hupospadias 'person having hypospadias', apparently from hypo- + span 'to draw'.

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